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St Buryan Male Voice Choir singing at St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

Parish Church of St. Oswald, Ashbourne

Parish Church of St. Oswald, Ashbourne

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St Buryan Male Voice Choir will be giving a 45 minute concert in St Oswald’s church on Friday, September 5, at 11.15am.

Any donations given will be for the church and church hall chair fund.

Situated the furthest west in Cornwall, the choir was formed in 1940, conducted by Hugh Rowe, father of Cornish comedian Jethro. Their original purpose was to raise money to send Red Cross parcels to prisoners of war.

They have sung all over Cornwall and beyond, including the chapel at the Tower of London, and the Mansion House.

Under the sensitive direction of Becky Lovegrove, accompanied by Connie Keast, they continue to help local charities, and have strong links with the RNLI station at Sennen Cove, where this is a concert on the quay every August.

Last November, several members joined some 500 other singers from Cornish choirs in a concert at a packed Royal Albert Hall.

Currently some 30 strong, the choir is singing as well as ever, with a tremendous sense of fellowship. They are stopping off in Ashbourne on their way to Yorkshire, where they will be singing in Holmfirth and Huddersfield.

Please support the choir as they visit Ashbourne.

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